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You Just Don't Understand

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9780671739539: You Just Don't Understand

In yet another groundbreaking work, Deborah Tannen will use her enormous communication and linguistic talents to demonstrate how modern society has embraced a "culture of argument". Tannen tells how the media, educators, and politicians give credence to many harmful and false ideas just in the effort to present both sides of every story. Tannen argues that there aren't two sides to every story, and that indeed some things are historical fact. To give certain ideas even a chance to be heard and presented as believable points of view serves no one and harms everyone (such as those people who argue that the Holocaust never happened). If we keep this culture in vogue, she says that the idea of truth will no longer be considered an absolute.

Accessible, hard-hitting and surely controversial, "The Argument Culture" will return Deborah Tannen to the top of the bestseller list.

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Deborah Tannen is Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her books include the New York Times bestsellers You Just Don't Understand, You're Wearing THAT?, Talking from 9 to 5, and You Were Always Mom's Favorite!. She has written for and been featured in numerous major newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, the Washington Post, and Time.

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That women have been labeled "nags" may result from the interplay of men's and women's styles, whereby many women are inclined to do what is asked of them and many men are inclined to resist even the slightest hint that anyone, especially a woman, is telling them what to do. A woman will be inclined to repeat a request that doesn't get a response because she is convinced that her husband would do what she asks, if he only understood that she really wants him to do it. But a man who wants to avoid feeling that he is following orders may instinctively wait before doing what she asked, in order to imagine that he is doing it of his own free will. Nagging is the result, because each time she repeats the request, he again puts off fulfilling it.

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